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Yee, Chow and Jackson Expected Back in Court Friday

April 11, 2014 | 7:30 am

Yee, Chow and Jackson Expected Back in Court Friday

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Entrapment, lack of physical evidence expected defenses in sprawling political corruption case.

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Shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Wounds 8, Prompts Call for Action

March 24, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Wounds 8, Prompts Call for Action

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Street fight preceded shooting, which has renewed calls for police to crack down on one notorious block.

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Major Bay Area Cities See Decline in Homicides

January 7, 2014 | 8:00 am

Major Bay Area Cities See Decline in Homicides

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While property crimes are on the rise, homicides fell in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Richmond.

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San Francisco Looks to Curb Crime, Phone Thefts on Muni

November 7, 2013 | 4:16 pm

San Francisco Looks to Curb Crime, Phone Thefts on Muni

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Muni launches ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down,’ a campaign to make riders safer from crime on buses and trains.

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Cyclist Who Killed Pedestrian In SF Crosswalk Sentenced

August 15, 2013 | 3:55 pm

Cyclist Who Killed Pedestrian In SF Crosswalk Sentenced

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The Marin County bicyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian crossing the street in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. About a dozen family members of the victim, 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, were present. Terry Hui, son of the victim, read a statement in court. “Please […]

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New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

March 5, 2013 | 3:32 pm

New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

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Oakland police officers can expect to see change in their department. Thomas Frazier, appointed to oversee the Oakland police by a federal judge on Monday, has a reputation as an innovator not afraid to shatter police department traditions. Frazier is taking on a job that previous chiefs could not, or would not, do: bring the […]

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March 5, 2013 | 8:47 am

Judge Appoints Director to Oversee Oakland Police

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former police commissioner from Baltimore has been appointed by a federal court to oversee the embattled Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced Monday that new compliance director Thomas C. Frazier will have broad authority over the beleaguered force including the power to seek the dismissal of the […]

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March 1, 2013 | 11:10 am

Oakland Awaits First Friday: Sorrow, Anxiety Mix With Anticipation for Monthly Party

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For the last several years, the first Friday of every month has been a date Oaklanders, fans of Oakland, art aficionados, and connoisseurs of community celebrations have all looked forward to. Starting with an event called Art Murmur–a gallery walk centered in the Uptown neighborhood on Telegraph Avenue–First Friday has become a monthly street party, […]

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Special Visas for Crime Victims Surge in Oakland

October 29, 2012 | 2:47 pm

Special Visas for Crime Victims Surge in Oakland

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Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen Linda Mendoza says her life began changing for the better the day she was robbed at gunpoint. In 2010, Mendoza had just opened her beauty salon on International Boulevard in East Oakland when three men walked through the door, pointed a gun at her pregnant belly and demanded cash. The […]

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Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

October 16, 2012 | 2:01 pm

Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen San Francisco police arrested Marcel Largaespada on April 30 after a gunpoint robbery at a Lombard Street business, but they couldn’t catch his alleged accomplice, Alan McCahill. McCahill gave officers the slip, investigators believed, by hopping on a Muni bus. He was caught days later. To try to place […]

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